Islamic Finance Clinic Master Class

Master the Art of Islamic Finance


What You Will Learn:

  • Understand how to analyse financial transactions for Shariah Compliance
  • How to apply Shariah Principles in Islamic Banks & Financial Institutions
  • How to deal with new financial innovation and trends
  • Understand what ideal Leadership in Islamic Finance looks like
  • How to engage in constructive discussions to enhance the Islamic Finance Industry

Who is this course for?

This course is suited to all participants who have a financial leadership role and want to know more about how they can operate in an innovative and responsible way that is Shariah compliant. As well as for those who want to understand and analyse current trends in the Islamic finance and investment industry like scholars, academics, practitioners, regulators and all those who want to further their career in Islamic banking and finance industry.

Course Details

Start Date: Immediate start.

Delivery Type: Professional Education, Live (online) classes and Self-Paced modules.

Length: Estimated 7 weeks at 2 hours per week

Effort: 2-3 hours per week

Level: Intermediate

Fees: $247 USD

Monthly payment plan, student discount and fee help available here.

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Instructor: Almir Colan

Almir Colan is a Director of Australian Centre for Islamic Finance (AUSCIF), Director at Awqaf Australia and Board member at Garden College. Almir is also an adviser to number of institutions that provide Islamic finance and member of a working group at AAOIFI.

Previously, Almir was a consultant lecturer and board member for the Master of Islamic Banking and Finance Course at La Trobe University; Advisory Board Member for the Master of Islamic Banking and Finance Course at La Trobe University; Member of the Advisory Reference Group for the Bachelor of Accounting/Associate Degree of Accounting at NMIT; Executive board member at Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV);

Course Description

This course will teach you the art of mastering the Islamic Finance transactions and applying them correctly into products and services.

This isn’t your traditional Islamic Finance course where you will simply learn the difference between the halal and haram in financial transactions. This course is designed to challenge your way of thinking and approach to Islamic Finance, to re think what you already know, to open your mind to deeper, intricate and more complex scenarios.

Understanding how to excel, adopt and understand the shariah mindset in the challenging world of finance, whilst applying shariah analysis to more newer, innovative modes of finance, staying relevant with current and future financial products. 

This course will break barriers and ensure you will obtain true value which will  assist in your professional progression.

Course Modules

Module 1 - Ground rules and methodology:

  • Financial Contracts and Islamic law.
  • Root causes in problematic transactions.
  • Characteristics of genuine trade and synthetic transactions.
  • Entrepreneurial basis of Islamic finance.
  • The role of banks and financial institutions in society.

Module 2 - Industry analysis

  • Contentious Instruments (Tawarook, Bay-a-Einah, Commodity Murabaha and their derivatives)
  • Debt based financing: Contemporary Murabaha and Ijarah arrangements.
  • Equity based financing: Musharaka and Mudaraba in practice.
  • Use of Wa’ad, Wakala, Hiba, and Fees.
  • Sukuk and Financial markets.
  • Incentive structures that encourage gaming.
  • The reality of Day Trading, Forex, Islamic derivatives and other innovations financial instruments?
  • Should we have Islamic “alternative” to everything?
  • Reputation Risk: Case study.

Module 3 - Islamic Finance Leadership

  • Leadership principles for Islamic finance professionals.
  • Imagination and big picture thinking.
  • Responsible Ethical Finance: An Islamic Perspective.
  • Engaging Future: Vision 2040.

Module 4 - Understanding innovation and new trends

  • When technology and economy collide. 
  • FinTech, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, Crowd-funding, peer-to-peer lending and other innovations.
  • How to analyse new and emerging trends in finance for Shariah compliance?

Guest speakers:

Various guests speakers - including industry professionals, scholars and academics have confirmed their attendance. Their details will be published here shortly insha'Allah.


Participants should be open to being challenged in their preconceived notions.

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Payment options

Monthly payment plan | Student Discount | Fee Help

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If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us via email at [email protected]


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